Import Contacts from Other Services

This feature requires Manager user level or higher.

After you create a list in your MailChimp account, you can import contacts from a file or from one our many built-in integrations featured on your list's import screen.

Below, you'll learn how to import your contacts from these other services.

Import List from Capsule

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Capsule.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Input the site name and authentication token for your Capsule account and click Authorize Connection.
  7. Match your fields for the MailChimp list and import your contacts.

Import List from Constant Contact

You can import contacts from Constant Contact into new MailChimp lists, when the MailChimp list has no current subscribers or import history. If your MailChimp list already has subscribers, you won't see the option to import from Constant Contact.

Before you begin the import process, export your list from your Constant Contact account. When you export the file, choose which fields to move over, including the email address field. Choose whether to export your entire Constant Contact account as one file or to export individual lists separately.

To turn sublists into groups in your MailChimp list, choose and export each sublist from Constant Contact, and import into MailChimp groups.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Constant Contact.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Choose the file you exported from Constant Contact and click Import List.
    Select Import List
  7. Import your contacts to the MailChimp list.

MailChimp lists can support up to thirty merge fields and 60 groups. If you have more than 60 lists in your Constant Contact account, you'll need to combine or reorganize lists to work with groups in MailChimp.

*Constant Contact is a registered trademark of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact products and services that we mention are property of Constant Contact, Inc. MailChimp is not affiliated in any way with Constant Contact, Inc.

Import List from Eventbrite

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Eventbrite.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Authorize Connection to go to your Eventbrite account to allow MailChimp to access your Eventbrite account.
  7. Click Allow. You'll be returned to you MailChimp account.
  8. Match your fields for the MailChimp list and import your contacts.

The MailChimp Sync for Eventbrite integration adds event attendees to your MailChimp list and allows you to see purchase information and attendees of a particular event in your MailChimp list.

Import List from Freshbooks

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Freshbooks.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Input the site name and password for your Freshbooks account and click Authorize Connection.
    Select the Connect to Freshbooks button
  7. Match your fields for the MailChimp list and import your contacts.

Import List from Google Contacts

This import feature simplifies moving your Google Contacts into a MailChimp list. You can also import Google groups directly into MailChimp groups.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Google Contacts.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Authorize Connection and sign in to your Google account.
    Select the Autorize Connection button
  7. After you've logged in, click Grant access to confirm the connection and return to your MailChimp account.
  8. Check the boxes next to the fields you want to import into MailChimp, and click Next.
  9. If you selected multiple fields, you'll need to match your fields in the MailChimp list, and click Next.
  10. Review the details of your import, and click Import.

Import List from Google Drive

If you have a list stored in a spreadsheet in Google Drive, we can pass that list over to MailChimp with the Google Drive integration.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Google Drive.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Authorize Connection and sign in to your Google account.
    Click the Autorize Connection button
  7. After you're logged in, click Grant access to confirm the connection and return to your MailChimp account.
  8. Click the Select a spreadsheet drop-down menu, and choose the spreadsheet you want to import.
    Choose the spreadhseet to import
    If your spreadsheet has more than one worksheet, an additional drop-down menu will appear for you to choose the worksheet you want to import.
  9. Click Next.
  10. If your spreadsheet has more than one column, you'll need to match your fields in the MailChimp list, and click Next.
  11. Review the details of your import, and click Import.

Import List from Highrise

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Highrise.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Authorize Connection.
    Select the Connect to Highrise button
  7. Click Yes, I'll allow access to connect your MailChimp and Highrise accounts.
  8. Match your fields for the MailChimp list and import your contacts.

The Highrise integration allows you to import subscribers by their Highrise tags, but it doesn't save the tags in MailChimp. To retain this information, you could include a column for the tags in your CSV import file, or import tagged Highrise contacts into specific groups in your MailChimp list.

When you import based on a search of multiple tags, we'll only import subscribers who meet all the tag criteria, for example, "support" and "developer," not just one or the other. If no one meets the total criteria, you may see an error alert. To import subscribers from multiple tags, follow the import process again on the same list, pulling in a different tag with each import. In this case, check the box for Auto-update my existing list.

After you set up the Highrise integration, you can also add Highrise tracking options to your MailChimp campaigns.

Import List from Salesforce

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Salesforce.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Authorize Connection, and input your username and password to log in to your Salesforce account.
    Select the Autorize Connection button
  7. After you're logged in, confirm the connection to return to MailChimp.
  8. Match your fields for the MailChimp list and import your contacts.

After you set up the Salesforce integration, you can add Salesforce tracking options to your MailChimp campaigns.

Subscribers who sign up to your MailChimp list are not automatically passed back to your Salesforce account, but we do update subscriber reports. If you need more features than the default Salesforce integration offers, check out the MailChimp for Salesforce application.

Import List from SurveyGizmo

After you connect this integration, you can import email addresses gathered through a SurveyGizmo survey.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click SurveyGizmo.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Input your API key for your SurveyGizmo account and click Connect To SurveyGizmo.
    Select the Connect to SurveyGizmo button
  7. Choose which survey to import contacts from, and click Import List.

Import List from Zendesk

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrated service.
  4. Click Zendesk.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Input the site name token, username, and password for your Zendesk account and click Authorize Connection.
    Select the Connect to Zendesk button
  7. Match your fields for the MailChimp list and import your contacts.

Import List from Zoho

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu for the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click the radio button for Integrate service.
  4. Click Zoho.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Input the username and password for your Zoho account and click Authorize Connection.
    Select the Connect to Zoho button
  7. Match your fields for the MailChimp list and import your contacts.

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